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A Dozen Plant-Based Recipes Using Greens

Greens are healthy, versatile, gorgeous, and readily available. I recently found out some things about greens’ amazing nutritional benefits:

 See Basic Green Soup 

See Basic Green Soup 

  • Greens are the best source of lutein and zeaxanthin, the antioxidants that may help prevent cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Greens are the best source of plant-based nitrates, which may play a role in the prevention of heart disease and high blood pressure.
  • Consumption of greens and cruciferous vegetables appears be linked to lower rates of cognitive decline.
  • Greens provide antioxidants, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
  • As an added bonus, intake of greens is associated with reduced facial wrinkling. For more information on this discovery, see a summary of the study.  

Here are some of my favorite recipes featuring greens.

Appetizers

Entrees

Salads

Sides

Soups